After a short but hard-fought battle with cancer, Salvatore James “Sam” Fiumefreddo, age 66, passed away peacefully at home in Menasha, Wisconsin surrounded by Carmen Baldauf, his longtime significant partner and care giver, as well as many family members. Sam was born on February 16, 1956 in Milwaukee Wisconsin to the late Girolamo and Anna Fiumefreddo.
After high school, Sam served in the US Army and his basic training was at Fort Jackson South Carolina. Sam was an avid NASCAR fan, and his #1 driver was Dale Earnhardt, Sr. He loved to ride his bike and would ride for miles and miles every day, until he could go no further. He also enjoyed fishing and going to Milwaukee to attend Italian Fest and Brewers Games with his big brother Joe. He loved a good slice of pizza or two, pasta and Italian sausage.
He is survived by his longtime partner Carmen, siblings: Virginia (Jeff) Fiumefreddo-Cesarz, Joe (Barbara) Fiumefreddo, son Chad (Joelin) Mueller, and daughter Michelle (Bob Tyler) Mueller.
He is further survived by his grandchildren and greatest joys, whom he loved spending time with, Morgan, Madeline and Max, nephews, Joey Cesarz and Kristian Plumeri as well as many cousins, aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother John A. Fiumefreddo, sister-in-law Karen Fiumefreddo.
There will be a gathering in celebration of Sam’s life on Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Wichmann Funeral Homes, Laemmrich Chapel, 312 Milwaukee Street in Menasha, Wisconsin. Memorial Service will be at the funeral home at 5:00pm. For more information and to express condolences, please visit www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.
Sam’s family would like to thank Carmen for the wonderful and loving care she gave to Sam over 25 years. Also, a thanks to the staff and nurses of ThedaCare at Home Hospice.